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Michelangelo in Bronze
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Michelangelo in Bronze

This article has been translated from Italian to English.

Casa Buonarroti
10/11/10-10/01/11 – Florence

The tradition of Marinelli Artistic Foundry is based on three generations from now we can define famous artifacts, from bronze casting of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s, dating back to the jubilee year 1950, the spiral staircase access to the Vatican Museums. As for our city, just to mention the Bacchus Giambologna al Ponte Vecchio, the Pig by Pietro Tacca in New Market, the four figures at the base of Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini in the Loggia dei Lanzi: replicas that the Florentines were accustomed Meanwhile, to see that the precious originals were stored.

The works carried out by a group of craftsmen who still work the old, to play life-sized sculptures that are part of the history of our country. Over the years becomes more and more rare and valuable work of this kind, partly because of necessity should be based on the possession of old and very hard to find cast taken from the original, as can be seen if you visit the unique collection of plaster casts of Marinelli Artistic Foundry in Poggibonsi . It is a production that touches particularly significant moments with life-size reproductions of masterpieces by Michelangelo, including Saint Peter’s Pieta, already exhibited in the museum of the Casa Buonarroti in April 2007. Particularly appreciated by the public also raised the Bruges Madonna and Child, this last year in the museum in a thrilling bronze drawing from the same foundry.

The previous happy experiences have convinced the Casa Buonarroti to host eleven bronze medals taken from masterpieces by Michelangelo. In the courtyard of the museum will be located an impressive Moses and the New Sacristy in the Medici Madonna, the original marble is without doubt one of the highlights of a career supreme, while in the exhibition halls on the ground floor the visitor can admire a large series of bronzes, starting dall’adolescenziale Madonna of the Stairs to end up in the extreme, tragic The Rondanini Pieta.

The bronzes have been commissioned by the Marinelli Foundry Art New Renaissance Art, an American company that deals with the dissemination of these works in the world and is organizing the exhibition in the U.S. called “The Michelangelo Experience”.

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